Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pay To Click sites. They have been around for quite some time now. And what are they? Their speaks for themselves. Simply put, you register on their site as a member. Click on the advertisements that you need to click at and earn some cash. Yes. Cash. I'm not kidding.

Although, I advise that you to be very very weary and wise. Why? Because there are tons of PTC sites out there that are just a load of rubbish.

So, how to we spot the legits from the fakes? The philosophy behind it is actually quite simple. If it's too good to be true, then it probably isn't.

Here are some of the
usual characteristics that Legit PTC sites share:

1. They pay you from $0.0025 to $0.03 per advertisement you click. Usually, $0.03 to $0.05 is there maximum. So any PTC site exceeding those will be automatically be scam.

2. You collect your money either through PayPal, AlertPay or send you a check.

3. Upon registration, they will send you a verification code that you must then use to authenticate your registration.

4. In some cases, if you have a different email address for registration and a different email address for your PayPal or AlertPay account, the PTC site would send you 2 different verification from each email address that you use. This is usually a sign that the PTC site is serious about you and their business.

5. So, when do you get the money you've earned? Usually, legit PTCs would set a minimum 'payout'. For example, NeoBux, has their minimum payout amount set at $2.00 (two US dollars) for your first payout request, $3.00 (three US dollars) for the second, $4.00 (four US dollars) for the third and so on until $10.00 (ten US dollars). This means that when you reach or go beyond this limit, you can request your earned money. This again greatly varies depending on the PTC site's policies and rules. 

6. How long is the payment transaction time? It again depends, it can either be an instant payment or sometimes it takes at most a month for you to receive your payment.

7. The number of ads you can click per day usually range from 4-6 a day, or the equivalent price. Some also show ads at random times of the day.

Here are some of the usual characteristics that Fake PTC sites share:

1. Fake PTC sites will pay you some outrageous amount. Instead of paying you the usual $0.01 to $0.04, they'll pay you a whopping $1 to even $5 per click. But they really won't.

2. They also tell that you will get paid through PayPal, AlertPay or through check. They won't do this either.

3. Sometimes they will require you to provide a verification code but most of the times, they won't.

4.  They also have the same payment methods, saying they will be paying you once you've met the minimum payout. There was a PTC site back then telling that you could earn $1 per ad and their minimum payout is $1000. I knew this was a scam, but I gave it a shot just in case. But of course, as expected, the payment never arrived.

5. Usually, fake PTC payout time are the same with those of their legitimate counter parts. But still, they won't pay you.

6. Some would pay you the first time, but then, after you have hit your minimum payout the next time, they will require you to register for a "premium account" which you have to pay for using either, PayPal, AlertPay or credit.

I would personally prefer sites that send payments through PayPal or AlertPay rather than sites sending checks. Why? Because, when a PTC site sends payments through Paypal or AlertPay, they would only need to know what your PayPal or AlertPay email address is. On the other hand, if a PTC site sends payments through checks, this means, that you will be providing them with important information, usually, the address where you live. This for me, is quite unwise. Well, that's just my opinion. It's up to you what method you would prefer. Just think my opinion as a friendly advice.

What if you want to know if the site is Legit or Fake before registering? Easy. Google it up. Read a couple of articles regarding the PTC site in question. Usually, there would be articles around the net telling if the site is for real or for fakes. Also, beware that some of these fake PTC sites can also pay article writers to write about them telling that their PTC sites are legit. So you have to weight the situation.

So far, here are 3 of the top PTC sites out there:
WordLinx - Get Paid To Click

The good thing about PTC sites is that it doesn't take a lot of your time to earn. Just a few seconds per ad while checking your Facebook or browsing to the net everyday is good enough. Another way that you earn from them is through referrals. The more referrals you have under your name, the more you earn!

If you have questions about PTC sites, feel free to ask me or drop a comment at the comment box.

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